Yushimateijin celebrates the chrysanthemum flower festival every year, around November. The temple grounds fill up with the autumn flower aroma as a large number of arrangements of this flower are on display.
Displays are in two varieties: flower arrangements and theme arrangements.
Flower arrangements are displays based on varieties of the flower.
Theme arrangements have a scene created or decorated with the flower; artisans paint a scene with the chrisantemum flower..
Every year there is a display of mannequins with Kimonos made of the flower. This year the theme of the display is “Gou” a trendy sengoku period soap opera based on the life of the Oeyo, wife of the second Tokugawa Shogun and mother of the third one.
Additionally, many families visit the temple to celebrate the Shichi-go-san, or celebratory temple visit for girls of seven, five, and three years old of age.